[Levels of radiation exposure and radiation risk in flights aboard the orbital complex "Mir" and the International space station].

Abstract

The paper presents results of calculating mean daily values of absorbed and equivalent doses from galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and Earth's radiation belts (ERB) to crew members on orbital missions aboard Mir and the International space station during solar minimum and maximum. Calculated doses were corrected in accordance with the dosimetric and spectrometric data from Mir missions 18 through to 23 that took place in the period of solar minimum. Contribution of local and albedo neutrons to equivalent dose was also taken into account. Presented are calculated total radiation risk and tumor risk over life time for Mir and ISS crews following missions of varying duration, and predictions for reduction in life span in view of recent dosimetric data.

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@article{Shafirkin2001LevelsOR, title={[Levels of radiation exposure and radiation risk in flights aboard the orbital complex "Mir" and the International space station].}, author={Alexander V Shafirkin and A V Kolomenskiĭ and Viktor M. Petrov}, journal={Aviakosmicheskaia i ekologicheskaia meditsina = Aerospace and environmental medicine}, year={2001}, volume={35 5}, pages={25-31} }